Saturday, January 20, 2007

Words to Live By--from Our Endangered Values

"I believe that anyone can be successful in life, regardless of natural talent or the environment within which we live. This is not based on measuring success by human competitiveness for wealth, possessions, influence, and fame, but adhering to God's standards of truth, justice, humility, service, compassion, forgiveness, and love."
--POTUS #39 (Jimmy Carter)

President Carter sounds rather much Franciscan here instead of moderate Baptist, or perhaps he has read the gnostic gospel of Thomas, 'The kingdom of God is within you. If you pick up a stone, it is there...'. At any rate, I recommend this book, (2005 publication, you have all probably read it already.)

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